Clever Ways To Save Money While Grocery Shopping

We’ve all faced the panic of walking into the grocery store without a list or a plan, just the knowledge that the fridge is getting desperately empty and you need to make something for dinner. In this state of grocery emergency, you make a few questionable choices and almost always end up at the store […]

4 Tips To Save Money As A Single Parent

Budgeting is never easy, and it can be even more of a challenge when you’re a single parent. But the good news is that you’re not alone. Between 40% to 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, and many divorcing couples have kids.

3 Ways To Save Money While Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Fall is officially here, which means now is the best time to get your home ready for the colder weather. From wrapping your pipes to clearing your gutters, it’s important to conduct maintenance around your house to prevent disasters like burst pipes and ice dams that could cost an arm and a leg to fix. […]

What You Should Know About Buy One Get One Free

We’ve all seen “Buy One, Get One Free” advertisements. It’s the single simple word “free” that allures us as consumers to buy a certain item or shop at a particular store. Be clear that these sales tactics are not due to the charitable nature of corporations but because they are great marketing and sales techniques […]

Keep Warm This Winter: How to Save Money on Oil Heat

If you are heating your home with heating oil, you know that prices can fluctuate wildly over time. I personally have an oil furnace, and I’ve paid anywhere from $1.95 per gallon up to near $3.00 a gallon in a three-year time span. So, what can you do to save on fuel? How to Save […]

Finding Affordable Wine: Great Wine on a Budget

If you are a wine drinker, you know that not only are the choices endless but so are the range of prices. You can spend as little as a few dollars all the way up to hundreds or even thousands for a bottle. So, where do you start? I’ve compiled a short list of some great […]

What is Financial Independence, Anyway?

Financial independence is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot in the personal finance world. Many people aren’t entirely sure what it means. This is especially true because the definition of the term can vary.  This alone just adds to the confusion. To help you understand what financial independence is and how it may […]

Stop Wasting Money!

Many Americans feel that, in some way, they are wasting tons of money every year. We aren’t sure exactly where it’s going, or even how to make it stop. Getting control of your finances is a scary and painful experience. With our quick and easy multiple-choice quiz, you’ll learn how a zero-sum budget can help […]

Having a Family Savings Could Save Your Future

In the face of high rent, no jobs, low salaries and extremely high-interest loans, it is wise to rethink our saving strategies. The future could be in investing, saving and living together. There are so many benefits to putting resources and money together than there is if you choose to choke with financial burdens on […]

Use Your Smartphone for Better Money Management

Money management used to involve filling out checks and writing down the payees and check amounts in a balance book. Statements arrived once a month in the mail, and you reconciled your balance against the checks you wrote to determine which ones were cashed and which were outstanding. This is still true to an extent, […]